24/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time: 0900.
Weather conditions: Fair. Sea state 2. Wind S-SE.
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

At the beginning of the survey a single bottlenose dolphin travelled across the bay passing close to the end of the harbour wall. For the rest of the first half of the survey an individual was visible foraging near the cardinal buoy. Half way into the survey three dolphins including one juvenile travelled past the harbour. One of these was not seen for the rest of the survey, while the mother and juvenile continued to forage around the bay mostly around the cardinal buoy for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time: 1100.
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull. Sea state 1. Wind S.
Four Bottlenose dolphins.

With bottlenose dolphins seen throughout the first half of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen from the start foraging near the cardinal buoy. Soon a third individual joined the group, and shortly afterwards a fourth individual.

2hr survey. Start time: 1300
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull. Sea state 1. Wind SW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 1500
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull. Sea state 1. Wind S.
Two bottlenose dolphins.

Towards the end of the survey a single bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging energetically near the fish factory, and shortly a mother and calf seen foraging in the same area.

2hr survey. Start time: 1700
Weather conditions: Fair. Sea state 1. Wind S.

No sightings.